Trump signs legislation to boost DOE funding, extend wind power credit
President Donald Trump signed a "minibus" appropriations package into law that increases funding for U.S. Department of Energy research efforts and extends the federal wind energy production tax credit by a year through 2020.
FERC order directing PJM to expand MOPR could have huge ramifications
After its members discussed a draft of the decision earlier in the day, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a lengthy order directing the PJM Interconnection to revise its capacity market rules to address the price-suppressive effects of state-subsidized clean energy resources.
FERC to PJM: Set new capacity market rules addressing state clean energy goals
A divided Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted to approve a draft order aimed at countering the price-suppressive effects of state-subsidized clean energy resources in the PJM Interconnection capacity market.
NERC warns plans for new transmission not keeping up with renewables
More than 330 GW of utility-scale wind and solar generation capacity is expected to come online across North America through 2029, but plans for new transmission have hit a slump and are not keeping pace with that expected influx, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. warned.
Official: NERC considers climate risks in 'nearly everything that we do'
An official with the North American Electric Reliability Corp. said the quasi-governmental organization considers climate change-related risks in nearly every aspect of its role.
Murkowski: Fires, blackouts a 'developing country' risk for California, US
If established as the "new normal," California's unprecedented precautionary blackouts to prevent power lines from sparking further devastating wildfires pose enormous risks for the nation's largest state economy, top U.S. lawmakers and climate experts cautioned.
FERC denies monitor's bid for PJM to levy fuel cost penalty against Tenaska
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied a complaint filed by the PJM Interconnection's independent market monitor that sought to require the grid operator to find that Tenaska Power Services Co. violated its own fuel cost policy and assess a related penalty.
Glick: PJM capacity market order could stoke further state mistrust of FERC
An order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission aimed at fixing the PJM Interconnection's capacity market will likely sow further mistrust among states that were already concerned by the agency's approach to accommodating state-level clean energy policies, according to Democratic Commissioner Richard Glick.
US EPA proposes new federal coal ash permit program, approves Ga. plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to establish a new federal coal ash permitting program that could allow electric utilities to self-certify coal ash impoundments and landfills indefinitely without subjecting those facilities to outside review.
Price formation improvements, capacity market changes on NYISO's agenda
The New York ISO is looking to focus on power market enhancements designed to improve energy and capacity market price formation, smoothly integrate renewable resources and strengthen ancillary services markets in the coming five years.
FERC offers to aid FCC review of proposal seen as threat to energy networks
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission flagged its concerns with a Federal Communications Commission proposal promoting wireless development and offered the expertise of its staff to aid the telecommunications regulator in assessing the plan.